Accession Number : AD0463387


Title :   Agrarian Reform Activities in the Republic of Korea


Corporate Author : AMERICAN UNIV WASHINGTON DC SPECIAL OPERATIONS RESEARCH OFFICE


Personal Author(s) : Pollock, Daniel C ; Schrock, Joann L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/463387.pdf


Report Date : 17 Jul 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 38


Abstract : To summarize the South Korean situation, agrarian reforms have been instituted on paper but little action has resulted. The lack of change has persisted through the administrations of Rhee, Chang, and Park and there is little indication that current plans will result in positive action. A partial reason for a conservative estimate of future change is the economic posture of the Republic of Korea: it, like all developing countries, finds it financially difficult to implement substantial agrarian reform programs due to the many demands upon tight government budgets. Also, developing countries with security problems, of course, experience even more budgetary pressure, regardless of the stage of economic advancement. In the case of the Republic of Korea, government reform efforts have left the farmer as short of income and as hard-pressed by debts as ever before. Concentration of land ownership is again rising and inflation is making the farmer's repayment of past and present debts even more difficult.


Descriptors :   *AGRICULTURE , *SOUTH KOREA , CEREALS , COUNTERINSURGENCY , ECONOMICS , FERTILIZERS , FOOD , FORESTRY , POLITICAL SCIENCE , RESEARCH MANAGEMENT


Subject Categories : Agricultural Economics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE